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December 4, 2008
 

Robert Holm presents a Christmas Piano Recital
Pianist Robert Holm will present a special concert of his own arrangements of sacred Christmas carols on Friday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The program includes two selections from Handel's Messiah, "Angels" Medley, Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, We Three Kings, What Child is This?, Of the Father's Love Begotten, Once in Royal David's City, O Holy Night! and Joy to the World!. Stylings include everything from Baroque harpsichord to Romantic etudes to ragtime to boogie-woogie and much, much more! Dr. Holm's Chirstmas CD will be available for purchase for $15.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music/calendar.

 

 
November 26, 2008
 

USA Choirs Present a Holiday Concert
The choirs of the University of South Alabama will present their annual Holiday Concert on Monday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The Concert Choir and University Chorale, directed by Dr. Laura Moore, will perform classic favorites like "Carol of the Bells," Victoria's "O Magnum Mysterium," and "Deck the Halls (in 7/8)."

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music/calendar. For further information about this concert or the choral program at USA, please contact Laura Moore, the Director of Choral Activities.

University of South Alabama Symphony Band Holiday Concert
The University of South Alabama Symphony Band, conducted by Dr. Greg Gruner and assisted by Professor Ward Miller, will perform a Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music/calendar. For further information about this band concert or the concert and marching band program at USA, please contact Dr. Greg Gruner or Mr. Ward Miller.

 

 
November 24, 2008
 

USA Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
The USA Percussion Ensemble presents its inaugural concert under the direction of Mike Sammons. The USA Percussion Department will feature the premier of two new performing ensembles at this event: the World Music Ensemble and the USA Marimba Band. The program will feature works by composers John Cage, Emanuel Sejourne, Mark Ford, and Alexander Tcherepnin. For more information on the USA Percussion Ensemble, visit www.southalabama.edu/music/percussion.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music/calendar.

 

 
November 13, 2008
 

USA Student Art Exhibition
The University of South Alabama Visual Arts Gallery is pleased to present "VOICES," a show of recent work by the students in the Visual Art Department's Professional Practices class. These works are executed by upper level art students in all fields of expertise: sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, drawing, and graphic design. They come together to proclaim the class's emerging artist theme of "Art speaks---we will be heard." This wide range of artists' work is an opportunity for the public to see and celebrate the new aesthetic in art and to view the University of South Alabama's new Visual Arts Gallery.

The reception for "VOICES" is Tuesday, November 18, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The dates of the exhibition are Sunday, November 16 - Thursday, November 20 (noon). The gallery's hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. For more information please contact that Visual Art Office: (251) 460-6335, Visual Arts Building Office, 307 North University Blvd.

 

 
November 11, 2008
 

Classic French Comedy to Open This Weekend
Moliere's Tartuffe will play on November 14 and 15, and again November 20 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, with a single Sunday matinee on November 16 at 2:00 P.M. The price of tickets ranges from $8 for Students to $12 for the General Public, and is only $10 for Faculty/Staff and Seniors. Call our box office at (251) 460-6306 to reserve your tickets. Remember it was banned in Paris for a time, so come see it now in Mobile.

 

 
November 3, 2008
 

MENC President Dr. Willie Hill to present talk on Music Education at USA
The University of South Alabama is pleased to announce a presentation by Dr. Willie Hill on Tuesday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Hall (Room #1230). Dr. Hill served as president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education from 2002-2004 and currently serves as chair of MENC's newly established Society for Jazz Education. His talk at the University of South Alabama will center on the direction and importance of MENC to the field of music education. Immediately following the event with Dr. Hill, those attending are invited to stay for a concert performance by USA's Jazz Ensemble to take place in the Laidlaw Recital Hall.

Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music/calendar. Information may also be obtained from the Music Education event host, Dr. Jeannette Fresne, by e-mail.

USA Choirs Present "Songs of Earth and Water"
On Wednesday, November 5, 2008, Patrick Imsand presents his Faculty Guitar Recital in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Recital Hall. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and includes exciting works by 20th century composers Leo Brouwer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Nakita Koshkin's The "Ballads" Suite for Solo Guitar written in 2003. Mr. Imsand is a faculty member of the University of South Alabama, teaching Classic Guitar and Introduction to Music. Imsand is also on the faculty of Pensacola Junior College where he teaches Classic Guitar.

Admission to this USA Department of Music event is free and open to the public. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music/calendar. Additional information is also available by contacting the performer directly at pkimsand@usouthal.edu.

 

 
October 29, 2008
 

Jerry Alan Bush Solo Piano Recital
Dr. Jerry Alan Bush, pianist and Professor of Music at USA, will present a solo recital Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on the University's main campus. This concert will benefit the USA Musical Arts Society, with no admission fee charged but donations to the Society welcomed and encouraged. The repertoire for the program includes works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Chaminade, Falla and USA theory and composition professor Dr. David Z. Durant. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music/calendar.

 

 
October 28, 2008
 

Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium
Dr. Ethan Fishman of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice will give a talk entitled Voting for the President: Criteria for Leadership on Monday, November 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Dean's Conference Room, Humanities 122. Faculty and students from all departments are welcome, as are interested members of the community. Feel free to come late or leave early as your schedule requires.

USA Choirs Present "Songs of Earth and Water"
The choirs of the University of South Alabama will present their fall concert, titled "Songs of Earth and Water," on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The Concert Choir and University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Laura Moore, will perform works by composers from the Renaissance through the present, including music by Palestrina, Monteverdi, Britten, Clausen, Bernstein and Whitacre. For further information about this concert or the choral program at USA, please contact Laura Moore, the Director of Choral Activities, at lauramoore@usouthal.edu.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music/calendar.

 

 
October 27, 2008
 

Guest Speaker for Earth Sciences
USA Earth Sciences Department Geography Club and the Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society is pleased to announce the presentation "Geomorphic and Geological Controls of Alpine Treeline in the American West" by Dr. David R. Butler, Department of Geography at Texas State University-San Marcos. The presentation will be in the Library Auditorium on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Butler is a distinguished scholar who has published the research monograph "Zoogeomorphology" and written over 125 journal articles and book chapters. He is the recipient of the G.K. Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research and the Mountain Geography Distinguished Career Award, both of which are from Specialty Groups of the Association of American Geographers, in recognition of his extensive research in the American West. His research has been supported by several granting agencies, including NSF and USGS. He is on several editorial boards and has co-edited several issues of international journals. He has also received numerous teaching awards including the Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award from the National Council for Geographic Education. He has served on over 60 masters and doctoral committees, and is the Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Geography.

 

 
October 22, 2008
 

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
Dr. Aiyi Liu from the Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will give a colloquium talk entitled, "Two-Stage Procedures in Statistical Experiments and Analysis" on Thursday, October 23, at 3:30 p.m. in ILB 370. Light refreshments will be served in Room ILB 335 at 3:00 p.m. For an abstract of this talk go to http://www.southalabama.edu/mathstat/colloquia/index.shtml. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

 
October 21, 2008
 

USA Symphony Band Fall Concert
The University of South Alabama Symphony Band, conducted by Dr. Greg Gruner and Mr. Ward Miller, will perform a Fall Concert on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music.

Old St. Stephens Days - "Through the Eyes of a Child"
This Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. a special public program "Through the Eyes of a Child" is presented at St. Stephens Historical Park in Washington County. Local school children dressed in 19th-century costumes tell stories and legends about the history of this old territorial capital. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there will be craft demonstrations, entertainment, and food. You can also bring lunch and have a picnic. The ongoing excavations by USA's Center for Archaeological Studies at the ca. 1815 Globe Hotel will be open for viewing. Admission is $5.00. Visit the Old St. Stephens website for more information and a map.

 

 
October 16, 2008
 

Department of Physics Colloquium
University of South Alabama Department of Physics presents colloquium speaker Dr. Daniela Bortoletto (Purdue University) on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in ILB Room 250. The talk is entitled Physics at the High Energy Frontier: Connections Between the Quarks and Cosmos. All interested persons are invited to attend. Refreshments are served at 3:45 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.southalabama.edu/physics/colloquia. Hosted by Dr. R. Godang.

 

 
October 13, 2008
 

Mobile Chamber Music presents QNG [Quartet New Generation]
Mobile Chamber Music is pleased to present the Recorder Collective QNG [Quartet New Generation] on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. The program includes Bach, Bruchner,and specially commissioned contemporary pieces.

Tickets will be available at the door. Individual tickets: $20 regular / $10 student. Visit www.mobilechambermusic.org for more information.

 

 
October 10, 2008
 

Prominent Historian from Yale University to Speak at the USA N. Jack Stallworth Lecture Event
The University of South Alabama department of history presents the second annual N. Jack Stallworth Lecture featuring Professor of History at Yale University Dr. David. W. Blight, director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale.

The lecture, "A Slave No More: Wallace Turnage's Escape from Slavery in Mobile Bay and the Memory of Emancipation in America," begins at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the John W. Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at USA. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

Peter Wood Faculty Trumpet Recital
On Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m., Dr. Peter Wood will perform a faculty trumpet recital in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of South Alabama. With the collaboration of pianist Robert Holm, Wood will perform an exciting program of old and new works for trumpet. The concert will feature Jean-Baptiste Loeillet's Baroque Sonata in A-flat, Ulysses Kay's Tromba Suite, Raffaele Bellafronte's jazz-influenced Afrika, and Ivan Erod's Enjoying Life. Wood and Holm will also perform the Alabama premier of Kevin Walczyk's Concerto Gaucho, colored by the vibrant harmonies and rhythms of Uruguayan cowboys. The duo will just be finishing their East Coast concert tour the previous week, during which they will perform at universities in South Carolina, North Carolina, Washington, DC, and Maryland.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music.

 

 
October 9, 2008
 

World Renowned Percussionist Evelyn Glennie to Present Master Class at USA
The University of South Alabama will host Evelyn Glennie for a free master class on Friday, October 17, 2008 from 11:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Ms. Glennie is the first person in music history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. As one of the most eclectic and innovative musicians on the scene today, she is constantly redefining the goals and expectations of percussionists.

Dame Glennie's visit to USA is in conjunction with her solo appearance with Mobile Symphony the same weekend. She will be performing Kevin Puts' "Concerto for Percussion" and the "Concert Piece for Snare Drum and Orchestra" by Askell Masson. (Concerts with MSO will be October 18 at 7:30 p.m. and October 19 at 2:30 p.m., both at the Mobile Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile.)

More information about USA Percussion activities may be found at www.southalabama.edu/music/percussion or by contacting USA Director of Percussion Studies Mike Sammons. More information about USA's Department of Music may be found at www.southalabama.edu/music. More information about Evelyn Glennie's performance with Mobile Symphony may be found at www.mobilesymphony.org.

Mithril Celebrates Autumn: Music (and Tales) of Banshees, Ghosts & Wandering Spirits
Mithril, Mobile's premier Celtic/World Music group, will present two concerts at the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on Monday, October 27 and Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

The concerts will celebrate the lovely Autumn weather and pay homage to the Celtic holiday of Samhain, the ancient precursor to Halloween. The group will add some decidedly spooky seasonal tunes to their regular repertoire of high energy Irish jigs and reels.

Members of Mithril are USA Professor of Music Andra Bohnet (flute and Celtic harp), Tom Morley (fiddle and bouzouki), Ben Harper (guitar) and David Hughes (percussion and keyboards).

Advance tickets for both concerts are available through the band's website, www.mithril.us, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Any unsold tickets (if any) will be available at the door for $10 general admission or $5 students/seniors/USA Faculty & Staff. For further information call Andra Bohnet at (251)460-6696, or David Hughes at (251) 583-4471.

 

 
October 6, 2008
 

Bioarchaeology Talk
Dr. Nick Hermann, Mississippi State University, will present a talk entitled "Bioarchaeology: Investigating Ancient Human Burials from the Gulf Coast to Greece" on Monday, October 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the USA Library Auditorium. Dr. Hermann will discuss the excavations of human burials from an archaeological site on Bon Secour River in Baldwin County for USA's Center for Archaeological Studies, as well as his summer work on ancient Greek tombs. Free and open to everyone. Sponsored by The Anthropology Club and SGA.

Mobile Mathematical Society Presentation
The Mobile Mathematical Society presents "Outside In and Other Eversions Turning a Sphere from Red to Blue," a presentation by Scott Carter and Sarah Gelsinger. This event will be help Wednesday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Satori Coffee House, 5460 Old Shell Road.

 

 
September 30, 2008
 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
Dr. Yi Jiang of the Los Alamos National Lab will give a talk entitled Tumor Growth from Molecule to Tissue: A Cell-based Multiscale Approach on Thursday, October 2 at 3:30 p.m. in ILB 370. Faculty and students from all departments are welcome, as are interested members of the community. There will be refreshments served from 3:00 to 3:30 in the conference room on the same floor.

Talk Abstract

Cancer remains one of the leading cause of disease death for Americans. Moreover the overall effectiveness of therapeutic treatments is only approximately 50%. Therefore the development of prognostic tools could have immediate impact on the lives of millions of cancer patients. We have developed an integrated, cell-based modeling framework that includes a cellular model for cell dynamics (cell growth, division, death, migration and adhesion), an intracellular regulatory network for cell cycle control and a signaling network for cell decision-making, and a partial differential equation system for extracellular chemical dynamics. This model has produced avascular tumor growth dynamics that agree with tumor spheroid experiments; it has generated realistic vessel sprout morphogenesis in tumor-induced angiogenesis; it has also shown potential for comparing chemotherapeutic strategies for vascular tumor. In particular, we investigate the mechanisms for tumor growth saturation and the roles of VEGF and ECM in tumor angiogenesis. Given the biological realism and flexibility of the model, we believe that it can facilitate a deeper understanding of the cellular and molecular interactions associated with cancer progression and treatment.

 

 
September 29, 2008
 

Thomas L. Rowell presents Faculty Voice Recital
USA Department of Music tenor Thomas L. Rowell will present a faculty voice recital on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The recital, entitled "Pasta with Fish and Chips (???!!!)," will feature music by Italian and British composers. Joining Dr. Rowell in this performance will be guest artists soprano Kristine Stroupe and mezzo soprano and USA alumnus Carly York Fulmer, along with USA faculty oboist Jenny Covington and USA faculty pianist Robert Holm. Selections on the program will include art songs and operatic compositions by Tosti, Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Scarlatti, Puccini, Michael Head, and Bellini.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music.

 

 
September 16, 2008
 

Guo-Sheng Huang Faculty Cello Recital
USA faculty cellist Guo-Sheng Huang, along with faculty pianist Robert Holm, will present a Faculty Cello Recital at USA's Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. The program, part of the Musical Arts Series presented by the Department of Music, will include cello works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Bruch.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116, (251) 460-6136 or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music.

 

 
September 10, 2008
 

International Film Series Movie
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures announces the next movie of the fall 2008 International Film Series. The movie will be shown in the USA Library auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11th, 2008. The event is free and open to all.

The movie will be the winner of the 2007 Palme d'or Festival de Cannes: 4 luni, 3 saptamóni si 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, Romania, 2007) from director Christian Mungiu.

Otilia and Gabita share the same room in a student dormitory. They are colleagues at the University in this small town in Romania, during the last years of communism. Otilia rents a room in a cheap hotel. In the afternoon, they are going to meet a certain Mr. Bebe. Gabita is pregnant, abortion is illegal and none of them have passed through something like this before. (In Romanian with English subtitles, 115 min., R)

 

 
September 8, 2008
 

Hamner Lecture in English
The English Department is proud to announce the Sixth Annual Eugenia L. Hamner Lecture for the Graduate Program in English. The program will feature English Faculty Member Dr. Richard Hillyer: "Charles Lamb on Sir Philip Sidney: The Invention of Po[e/l]itics" and English Graduate Student Jeannie K. Holmes: Reading from "Crimson Swan," her new novel from Random House.

This event will be held Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 3:45 p.m. in the Library Auditorium, with reception following. This event honors the great intellectual contributions of Dr. Eugenia "Genie" Hamner, professor emeritus, to USA's English department and to the Mobile community.

 

 
August 28, 2008
 

Department of Visual Arts Exhibit
The Department of Visual Arts at the University of South Alabama announces Spain: A Study Abroad Experience, an exhibition of artwork by students who participated in a study abroad program to Spain in May of this year which was organized by the Department of Visual Arts at the University of South Alabama. Twenty-five students traveled with faculty members Rita Skiadas and Jason Guynes to Spain from May 11 through May 25, 2008. The program was based in the medieval city of Toledo, a world heritage site, with excursions to Madrid to visit the Prado, Reina Sophia, Palacio Real, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums, an excursion to El Escorial and to Segovia to tour the Alcazar, an excursion to Consuegra to view Quixote's windmills, and a two-day excursion to the cities of Granada and Cordoba visiting the Alhambra and the Mesquita.

While in Spain, students concentrated their studies on the art and architecture of Spain as well as painting, drawing, or photography. The exhibit will be held in the Visual Arts Gallery on the campus of the University of South Alabama from August 29 until September, 2008, with a reception on Friday, August 29 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The public is invited and no admission is charged. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact the Department of Visual Arts at the University of South Alabama, (251)461-1438.

 

 
July 3, 2008
 

USA Jazz Combo Performs Summer Jazz Concert
The USA Jazz Combo will perform a Summer Jazz Concert on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. The group, composed of saxophonist Tracy Heavner, pianist Stephen Roberts, bassist Bradley Turner, and percussionist Adam McGee will perform jazz in a variety of styles, including instrumental and vocal works by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Paul Desmond, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke, Errol Garner and Dizzy Gillespie.

This will be the USA Jazz Combo's last concert domestically before performing at two concerts at the 42nd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland later this summer. The festival is held annually in July and the USA Jazz Combo was selected to perform after submitting a CD to festival organizers for performance consideration.

Tickets for this USA concert event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

 

 
June 24, 2008
 

Art Exhibit
Embracing the Earth, paintings by Eva Maria Dominguez Gomez will be on display at the Visual Arts Gallery through Friday, June 27.

Dr. Dominguez Gomez is a visiting scholar in the Department of Visual Arts from the University of Extemadura in Merida, Spain. Her work in mixed media on wood panels is inspired by her interaction with the surrounding environment. Using basic formal elements of line, texture and color, her work invites the viewer to experience both the transforming energy and feeling of stability the earth provides for us.

The Visual Arts Gallery is located in the north-west corner of the Visual Arts Buildings, in between the Alpha Complex and the ILB. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call (251) 461-1438 for more information.

Three Faculty Piano Recitals within Eight Days
As a part of USA's Workshop and Masterclasses for Pre-College pianists this week and next, the Department of Music is proud to present three great Faculty Piano recitals in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall over the next week.

Tueb> and Lindsey Hughes, as well as special guest artist Axel Lenarduzzi.

The sessions will offer activities for participants throughout the day. Students will take daily solo and duo lessons, master classes, theory classes and repertoire classes every morning from 9:00 until noon. Included in their study will be the offering of a daily 30-minute program with the help of guest artist Axel Lenarduzzi, a French pianist in residence at USA for the week.

Evening recitals will be given as part of the workshop by Dr. Holm on June 24 at 7:30 p.m., by Mr. Lenarduzzi on June 26 at 7:30 p.m., and a special duo recital will be given by Lenarduzzi and Holm the following week, on July 1 at 7:30 p.m. Special two-hour master classes will be given by Mr. Lenarduzzi on June 24 at 1:00 p.m. and by Dr. Holm on June 26 at 1:00 p.m.

All USA Piano Workshop participants and their families will be able to attend or participate in all Piano Workshop events at no extra cost. Admission for recitals and master classes for non-participants will be $5/$3 for each event. A special final recital for participant students will be given at noon on Friday June 27.

USA's Pre-College Pianist Workshop is still accepting students. Please call Dr. Robert Holm at (251) 460-6237 if you are interested in registering a student immediately.

Mithril Summer Solstice Concerts
The South's most popular Celtic band, Mithril, will present their annual Summer Solstice concerts on Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. They will be sharing the stage with the Duncan McCall Pipe Band from Pensacola. Tickets for the event are available in advance online at www.mithril.us. Ticket prices are $10 general admission and $5 for USA students/faculty/staff and all seniors. (Any unsold tickets will be available the evenings of the concerts when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

For further information please contact Andra Bohnet at (251) 460-6696 or andrabohnet@mac.com, Tom Morley at (251) 460-6696, or the Mithril website at www.mithril.us.

 

 
June 2, 2008
 

Volunteers Sought for 1815 Globe Hotel Dig
Persons interested in Alabama history and archaeology have an opportunity to assist in the excavation of a historic former hotel building in old St. Stephens on Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The excavation of The Globe Hotel, circa 1815, is conducted by University of South Alabama archaeologist George Shorter. The excavations are focusing on large limestone and brick structural foundations of the hotel and slave quarters.

Please bring your lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water and sunscreen. There are portable toilets on site. Youth, 12 and under, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Previous excavation experience is not required, and all tools are provided. Don't forget to bring your camera.

One of the USA archaeology trucks will be leaving the Center for Archaeological Studies at 8:30 am and returning at 4:00 pm. If you would like a ride please contact Bonnie Gums at (251) 460-6562 or by e-mail (There is a limit of five riders).

For more information and directions to the park contact George Shorter at USA's Center for Archaeological Studies at (251) 460-6563 or gshorter@jaguar1.usouthal.edu or The St. Stephens Historical Commission at (251) 246-9067 or site manager Mike Breedlove Sr. at (251) 246-9788 or (251) 769-4634.

 

 
May 28, 2008
 

Silverwood Quartet CD Release Concert: A Celtic Mosaic
On Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, the Silverwood Quartet will give a concert in celebration of the release of their brand new CD, "A Celtic Mosaic." Members of the quartet are USA Professor of Music Dr. Andra Bohnet, flutes and Celtic harp; Tom Morley, violin; Jonathan Clark, viola; and Barbara Gabriel, cello.

Admission for the concert is $5 general, $3 for USA students/faculty/staff and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door. For further information contact Andra Bohnet at (251) 802-0011 or andrabohnet@mac.com, or Tom Morley at (251) 928-0987. Questions regarding special accommodation may be directed to Keith Bohnet at the Music Department Events Office at (251) 460-7116.

 

 
May 23, 2008
 

Flute Concert in Mobile
IAGM and the University of South Alabama present "Bansuri Bahar", an Indian Classical Music Concert by Pandit Ronu Majumdar on Bansuri (Bamboo Flute) & Ramdas Palsule on Tabla (Drums) on Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Tickets: Premium Donor Seats $100, $50; IAGM Members $10; USA Employees $10; USA Students Free; General Admission $20. For more information contact Satya Mishra at (251) 634-8494 or banarasiguru@gmail.com or Abhijit Champanerkar at (251) 895-3766 or cabhijit@gmail.com. You can also visit the website.

 

 
May 20, 2008
 

Bella Voce Women's Chorus in Concert
Bella Voce, Mobile's Premier Women's Chorus, presents "Echoes of Spring," a program of classical selections for the season, Thursday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Included on the program are works of Brahms, Beach, Sullivan and Whitacre.

Admission is free and open to the public. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

Featured guest artists on the concert include former Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Linda Zoghby, who will join the ensemble in "The Rose of Avon-town," a work by American composer Amy Beach. Enen Yu, violinist, will perform in "Five Hebrew Love Songs" by contemporary composer Eric Whitacre. Conducting the group is Kevin Davis, Director of Music Ministries of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The pianist is former concert pianist, Ann Faulkner.

 

 
May 16, 2008
 

Talk on Clay City Tile
USA student Alan L. Samry will present "Clay City Tile: Frank Brown and the Company that Built Fairhope" on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. in the Giddens Conference Center at the Fairhope Library, 501 Fairhope Ave., (251) 928-7483. This program is a result of Mr. Samry's field work and undergraduate research paper on locally manufactured structural clay tile. Mr. Samry is currently pursuing a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of South Alabama.

 

 
April 16, 2008
 

History vs. Hollywood: Cabaret & Mystery of Rampo
Please join Phi Alpha Theta, the History society, for a double feature grand finale of our "History vs. Hollywood" series. The theme will be "Inner-War Decadence in Germany and Japan." We will be showing "Cabaret" and "The Mystery of Rampo," which explore life in Germany and Japan in the 1920s and 30s. Dr. Dan Rogers will be introducing "Cabaret" and Dr. Harry Miller will be introducing "The Mystery of Rampo."

The screening will be in HUMB 150, on Friday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and popcorn and refreshments will be served.

USA Flute Choir Spring Concert
The University of South Alabama Flute Choir, under the direction of Dr. Andra Bohnet, will offer their Spring Concert on Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The six member ensemble will utilize the entire flute family from bass flute to piccolo. Featured works include arrangements of Rossini's "Overture to the Barber of Seville" and Smetana's "Moldau," as well as original works for flute ensemble by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and Deborah J. Anderson. The program will also include Jay Ungar's popular Ashokan Farewell and even some traditional Irish music.

This concert is part of USA's Musical Arts Series and tickets for the event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

USA Department of Music Presents 3rd Annual Electroacoustic Music Concert
The University of South Alabama Department of Music is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Electroacoustic Music Concert on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature new electroacoustic works by four USA student composers, a graduate of USA, three guest composers, and a USA faculty member.

The concert is free and open to the public. The audience is invited to meet the composers after the concert. For more information please contact David Durant at (251) 460-6695 or at ddurant@usouthal.edu. Persons needing more information about special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116.

 

 
April 14, 2008
 

Talk on Prehistoric Salt Production
Dr. Ashley Dumas, Research Associate, Center for Archaeological Studies will present the talk "Prehistoric Salt Production in Southwest Alabama" on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the USA Library Auditorium. Sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of the Alabama Archaeological Society and USA's Center for Archaeological Studies. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information call (251) 460-6562.

 

 
April 11, 2008
 

USA Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert
The University of South Alabama Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Tracy Heavner, will perform their Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature a variety of jazz styles for big band and small ensemble including swing, jazz, latin, funk and the blues.

This concert is part of USA's Musical Arts Series and tickets for the event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

 

 
April 9, 2008
 

USA Opera Presents "The Elixir of Love"
USA Opera Theatre presents Gaetano Donizetti's wildly popular comic opera "L'Elisir d'Amore" (The Elixir of Love) on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall of Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Listed by Opera America as one of the 20 most performed operas in the United States, this bel canto masterpiece is a staple of the operatic repertoire worldwide. The story revolves around a young peasant, Nemorino, who is in love with the cappricious farmer girl Adina. Adina becomes 'betrothed' to the Sargeant Belcore in order to toy with Nemorino's heart and force him to admit he cares for her. His attempts to win her affections are seemingly in vain until the fast talking Dr. Dulcamara enters the scene, selling Nemorino a love potion that is nothing more than a bottle of wine.

The production features the students of USA's Music Department and a chamber orchestra. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the opera is a collaborative effort between Thomas Rowell, conductor and Allan Gardner, Assistant Professor of Theatre.

These performances are part of USA's Musical Arts Series and tickets for the events will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

 

 
March 27, 2008
 

Angelina Trimm presents Alumna Voice Recital
Angelina Trimm, soprano, will present an Alumna Voice Recital Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Ms. Trimm will be assisted by a wide array of great musicians from the Mobile area, including pianist Jerome Shannon (Mobile Opera and Pensacola Opera), baritone Kenneth Weber and tenor TJ DeZauche. Featured will be music of Bellini, Debussy, Floyd, Obradors and Puccini. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

More information can be obtained by e-mailing Ms. Trimm at angie.trimm@gmail.com.

 

 
March 20, 2008
 

Award-winning vocalist Andre Chiang in Recital at Laidlaw
Award-winning USA student vocalist Andre Chiang will present his Senior Voice Recital this Friday evening, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Pianist Zachery Fellman, tenor Richard Sawyer and soprano Emily Eubanks will also perform in a program featuring music by Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Puccini, G.F. Handel and Stephen Sondheim. Mr. Chiang is a student of USA faculty member Dr. Thomas Rowell.

Admission to this student recital presented by USA's Department of Music is free and open to the public. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

Mobile Symphony at USA Baldwin County
Mobile Symphony's community outreach presents a lecture and recital titled "Classical Conversation", Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. featuring Music Director and Conductor, Scott Speck. The concert will be held in USA Baldwin County's Performance Center on the corner of St. James and Summit Streets in downtown Fairhope. This event is free to the public. For more information on this free event and the following April 5 concert, call (251) 432-2010. Classical Conversations Music & Lecture Series is generously sponsored by the Cox Family Charitable Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Edward McMurphy.

Outstanding Master's Thesis
USA's Outstanding Master's Thesis Award was presented March 19 to Nobuo Ueda in Biological Sciences. His thesis is titled: "Heat Schock Protein 70 Expression in Larval and Spat Stages of the Eastern Oyster, Crassosotrea virginica: Changes During Early Life Development and in Response to Environmental Stress." Dr. Anne Boettcher is Mr. Ueda's Major Professor and Dr. Timothy D. Sherman and Dr. Richard K. Wallace served on his committee. Congratulations to Nobuo Ueda.

 

 
March 12, 2008
 

New Foreign Languages and Literatures Department Chair
Dr. Isabel Brown has been named Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures after a national search. Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. from Emory University in 20th Century Latin American and Peninsular Literature, her M.A. from Emory in French and Spanish Literature and her BA from the University of South Alabama. She has been on the faculty in the department since 1988 and is the author of two books and several articles. She has held multiple offices for University and College committees and has directed study abroad for students in Xalapa and Guadalajara, Mexico as well as France.

Department of Physics Colloquium
Dr. Jorge L. Rodriguez, Florida International University, will give a talk on Thursday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. in ILB Room 250. The talk is entitled "Grid Computing and the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider." All interested persons are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. Host: Dr. R. Godang

 

 
February 29, 2008
 

Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium
Dr. John Halbrooks, Department of English will be giving a talk entitled "How Chaucer Invented the Human" on Thursday, March 6 at 3:30 p.m. in Dean's Conference Room, Humanities 122. Faculty and students from all departments are welcome, as are interested members of the community. Feel free to come late or leave early as your schedule requires.

If you would be interested in presenting your work at a colloquium, contact Wes Baldwin in the Philosophy Department or Steve Morris in the Political Science/Criminal Justice Department.

 

 
February 28, 2008
 

USA Jazz Combo in Special Benefit Concert
The USA Jazz Combo will perform a benefit concert on Monday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center located on the campus of the University of South Alabama. The concert will feature a variety of jazz styles, including instrumental and vocal works by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Johnny Mercer, Roger Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Vince Guaraldi and others. Proceeds from this special USA concert will be used to defray costs for the combo's invited performance trip to the world-famous Montreux, Swizterland Jazz Festival this summer.

Tickets for this special benefit concert will be sold at the door only. Admission is $10 general and $5 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136. Note: Musical Arts Series passes will not be honored at this event.

 

 
February 27, 2008
 

University of South Alabama Symphony Band Winter Concert
The University of South Alabama Symphony Band, conducted by Robert T. Gilmore, II, will perform a Winter Concert on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center.

This concert is part of USA's Musical Arts Series and tickets for the event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

 

 
February 26, 2008
 

Fossil Primate Talk
Dr. Jason L. Heaton, a USA graduate with a B.A. in Anthropology, will be discussing his current research in South Africa on fossil primate evolution on Friday, February 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the USA Libray Auditorium. The research has implications for Old World monkey and hominid speciation in the Sterkfontein Valley. The talk is entitled "In the Valley of Ape-Men: Evolution in the Cradle of Humankind."

 

 
February 22, 2008
 

USA Graduate Student Gets Published
Scotty E. Kirkland, a graduate student in history at the University of South Alabama has had his article "Bad, Bad Dothan!": the Dothan Riot and Wiregrass Agrarianism published in the July 2007 issue of The Alabama Review: A quarterly journal of Alabama History published by the Alabama Historical Association.

Scotty is a student of Dr. Clarence Mohr, Chair of the Department of History. He presented an earlier version of the paper at the 58Th Alabama Historical Association meeting in April, 2005.

 

 
February 19, 2008
 

Geology meets Archaeology on the Gulf Coast
Dr. Doug Haywick, Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences will give a talk at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, in Life Sciences Building Room 119.

Southern Alabama may appear to be a "rock-poor" region of the country, but to prehistoric peoples it was rich in useful geological materials. Dr. Haywick will discuss the geology of southern Alabama and the north-central Gulf coast with an emphasis on archaeologically-significant aspects of the this region.

Co-sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of the Alabama Archaeological Society and USA's Center for Archaeological Studies.

USA Trumpet Professor to Perform Faculty Recital
On Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Peter Wood will perform a faculty trumpet recital in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. With the collaboration of pianist Robert Holm and other guest musicians, Wood will perform an exciting program of chamber music for trumpet.

This concert is part of USA's Musical Arts Series and tickets for the event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

 

 
February 14, 2008
 

Art Gallery Grand Opening
The Department of Visual Arts is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new gallery space with an exhibition of work by four of the departments founding faculty members. The Emeritus Exhibition features paintings and prints by John Cleverdon, sculptures and pen and ink drawings by Jim Conlon, watercolors by Lee Hoffman and paintings by James Kennedy.

The new gallery has come about through some creative reconfiguring of both course schedules and existing facilities to transform a teaching lab into a versatile space that will allow for the quality presentation of a wide variety of work from students, faculty and artists nation wide. This first exhibition coinciding with the grand opening of our new gallery in the Department of Visual Arts serves as a fitting combination that recognizes the contributions of some of it founders while ushering in an exciting new component to our facility and program.

The exhibition will run through February 29, with a grand opening/artist reception on Friday February 15 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Visual Arts Gallery is located at the north-west corner of the Visual Arts Building complex in-between the ILB and the Alpha complex off University Blvd. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The gallery and opening reception are free and open to the public. For more information call (251) 461-1438.

 

 
February 11, 2008
 

Poet and Critic Sandra M. Gilbert
The USA Foundation and USA English Department welcome Poet and Critic Sandra M. Gilbert, Distinguished Professor of English Emerita at the University of California, Davis.

Her lecture, "Millennial Mourning: The Challenge of Twenty-first Century Grief," will be Monday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Laidlaw Auditorium with a reception and book-signing following. Professor Gilbert will read from her poetry Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

Gone With the Wind Showing
Phi Alpha Theta, the history club at USA, will be showing the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" as part of their "History vs. Hollywood" series on Friday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. in room 150 of the Humanities Building. There will be refreshments as well as commentary from two members of the history faculty, Drs. Don Devore and Mel McKiven. The screening is free.

Talk on Roman Britain
Kara Burns will present "The Image of Orpheus on the Mosaics of Roman Britain" at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2008 in Humanities Building Room 150.

Kara Burns is a new instructor in the Department of Visual Arts, and is completing her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Her presentation will involve some of her dissertation research and is mostly a mix of iconography, interpretation, and mystery cult history. She will also include a discussion of context, such as villa type, mosaic placement within the villa, and social and political atmosphere of Roman Britain.

Sponsored by USA's Anthropology Club.

Distinguished Lecture Series - Climate Change: Two Time Perspective
The Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the University of South Alabama Baldwin County, will feature two veteran environmental scientists, Dr. James Conners and Dr. Miriam Fearn. They will offer thought-provoking views of Earth's climatic history and the ongoing climate-change debate from both short-term (geographical) and long-term (geological) perspectives.

The lecture will be held in the USA Baldwin County Performance Center on the corner of St. James and Summit Streets in downtown Fairhope on Saturday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. The lecture series is free. Reservations are requested; please call (251) 928-8133 to reserve your seat.

To learn more about the Distinguished Lecture Series, call (251) 928-8133 or e-mail Robyn Andrews.

 

 
February 7, 2008
 

Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium
On Thursday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Dean's Conference Room, Humanities 122, Dr. Roy Ryder, Department of Earth Sciences, will explore "Land Use Diversification in the Elite Residential Sector of Latin American Cities." Dr. Ryder's talk is being presented in conjunction with the USA Research Forum. This event is free and open to all faculty, students, and staff, as well as interested members of the community.

USA Performance Highlights Greek Poet Constantine Cavafy
The University of South Alabama College of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Mobile's Greek community, will sponsor a one-man show by actor Yannis Simonides entitled "Cavafy: Passions and Ancient Days, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, at the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. The performance is based on the life and work of Greek poet Constantine P. Cavafy.

Tickets are $16, and $8 for students. They can be purchased in advance at the USA College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office, Humanities Building, Room 118 or will be available at The Laidlaw Performing Arts Center at the time of the performance. Both events will benefit the USA Hellenic Studies Endowment. For more information, contact Lois Wims at (251) 460-7391 or Bernie Quinn (215) 605-7434.

Spring 2008 Writing Outreach Schedule Announced
The Freshman Composition Program within the Department of English at USA is sponsoring free-of-charge information sessions for students and others who need additional assistance with particular writing skills. The goal of the Writing Outreach program is to reinforce necessary skills that are often not covered in class discussions due to time constraints.

Writing Outreach is open to all university students, staff, and faculty, as well as interested members of the community. The sessions are purely voluntary. There is no registration requirement and no commitment necessary; participants may come to one or all of the sessions. These will be approximately forty-five minute sessions. Click here to see the schedule.

USA's University Chorale presents Valentine's Concert
The University Chorale is presenting its second annual Valentine's Day concert on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert, entitled "Romance, Again...please," will feature some classic romantic standards, such as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Cry Me A River," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and "At Last." Far from a typical choral concert, the individual members of the Chorale will perform many songs as solos and duets, feature love songs new and old, and even include instrumental works as well. The University Chorale is directed by Dr. Joe Pendleton, Director of Choral Activities.

This concert is part of USA's Musical Arts Series and tickets for the event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

 

 
February 4 , 2008
 

Department of Physics Colloquium
Dr. Paul Avery, University of Florida, will present a talk titled "Open Science Grid: Linking Universities and Laboratories in National Cyberinfrastructure" on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 4:00 p.m., in ILB Room 250. All interested persons are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. Host: Dr. R. Godang.

 

 
January 22, 2008
 

Mobile Museum of Art and Visual Arts Achievements Council present A Morning with Rodin
Join us for the morning, learning about and participating in activities based on the magnificent art of 19th Century French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The presenter will be Claire Evangelista of USA's Visual Art Department who is a working sculptor, primarily in bronze. At 8:30 a.m. coffee, fruit and beignets will be served, and from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. there will be a tour of the Rodin exhibit and art activity based on the artist's work and discussion. Three CEUs offered and the workshop is designed for teachers in all subject areas.

Contact Kim Wood (251) 208-5212, or kwood@mobilemuseumofart.com to reserve your place.

 

 
January 17, 2008
 

Celtic Harper Pamela Bruner in Concert
The University of South Alabama Department of Music and the Central Gulf Coast Harp Society will be presenting Pamela Bruner, Celtic harper and singer-songwriter in concert on January 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Tickets will be available for this event at the door only and are $5 general admission and $3 for USA students/faculty/staff and all seniors.

In conjunction with this visit, Bruner will also be offering two workshops for harpers earlier in the day, "Making the Music Flow" at 9:30 a.m. and "Fingering and Brackets" at 2:00 p.m. Harpists of any skill level are welcome to attend and should bring harps to fully participate in the activities. The fee for the workshops, which includes admission to the concert, is $50.

For further information about Pamela Bruner, visit www.pamelabrunermusic.com. For further information on the concert and/or workshops, contact Andra Bohnet at (251) 802-0011 or (251) 460-6696 or at andrabohnet@mac.com.

 

 
January 16, 2008
 

Renowned Composer to Perform at USA
Renowned composer and violist Kenji Bunch and his wife, pianist Monica Ohuchi, will present a classical conversation and performance at USA's Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. While regular tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, all USA faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with their USA ID.

Bunch and Ohuchi will perform selected works, and then share with the audience the stories behind the works. The performance will also include local musicians.

Bunch serves as composer-in-residence for the Mobile Symphony, and in April he will premier a new symphony he has written in honor of Mobile.

For more information about the performance or about the Mobile Symphony, call (251) 432-7080. For more information about Kenji Bunch visit www.kenjibunch.com.

Mithril Celebrates Five Years Together With 5th Anniversary Concert Bash
Mithril, the Gulf Coast's premiere Celtic/World music ensemble, will celebrate five years of making music together by putting on a 5th Anniversary Concert Bash on January 29, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Come join us for a festive evening!

Tickets for this concert are being handled exclusively by Mithril. Ticket prices are $10 general admission and $5 for USA students/faculty/staff/seniors and will be available at the concert when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Also, for the first time, MITHRIL TICKETS WILL BE SOLD IN ADVANCE ONLINE at the Mithril website (www.mithril.us). For further information, please contact Andra Bohnet at andrabohnet@mac.com or (251) 460-6696 or David Hughes at davidhughes@comcast.net or (251) 583-4471. (Any calls to USA Music Department will be referred to www.mithril.us.)

Distinguished Lecture Series - Gringolandia: Mexican Identity and Perceptions of the US
The University of South Alabama Baldwin County's Distinguished Lecture Series will begin the new year with Dr. Stephen D. Morris' lecture, Gringolandia: Mexican Identity and Perceptions of the United States. The lecture will be held in the USA Baldwin County Performance Center on the corner of St. James and Summit Streets in downtown Fairhope on Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. The lecture series is free. Reservations are requested; please call (251) 928-8133 or e-mail Robyn Andrews to reserve your seat.

 

 
January 15, 2008
 

USA's Newly-Founded Piano Trio to Perform January 17 at Laidlaw
The USA Piano Trio will perform in concert on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The ensemble includes pianist Robert Holm, violinist Enen Yu and cellist Guo-Sheng Huang, all of which are USA Department of Music faculty and also members of Mobile Symphony as well. Music performed will include Beethoven's "Archduke" Trio in B-flat major, Arensky's Trio in D minor, and Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 6.

Tickets for this event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $5 general and $3 for USA faculty, staff, students and all seniors. Persons needing more information about this event or special accommodation may call the Music Events Office at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Office at (251) 460-6136.

 

 
January 10, 2008
 

Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium
Dr. James Aucoin, Department of Communication, will present the talk "Civic Moral Engagement through Journalism: The Muckraking Model" on Wednesday, January 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Dean's Conference Room, Humanities 122. Faculty and students from all departments are welcome, as are interested members of the community. Feel free to come late or leave early as your schedule requires.

If you would be interested in presenting your work at a colloquium, contact Wes Baldwin in the Philosophy Department or Steve Morris in the Political Science/Criminal Justice Department.

Talk on Spanish Colonial Artifacts
Sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of the Alabama Archaeological Society and the Center for Archaeological Studies
Mary Furlong, Outreach Coordinator, Northwest Region, Florida Public Archaeology Program will present a talk entitled "Religious Artifacts and Ceramic Figurines from Pensacola's Presidios" on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Delchamps Archaeology Museum on the main USA campus, Throughout the Spanish colonial world religious artifacts, such as crucifixes, medallions, and rosaries, have been recovered archaeologically, and represent material evidence of the practice of Catholicism in the daily lives of Spanish colonists. Catholicism was integrated into all aspects of Spanish colonial material culture, including artifacts normally deemed secular, such as coins, majolica sherds, and ceramic figurines. Learn how artifacts can illustrate how the worldview of Spanish colonists was significantly molded by Catholic ideology.

Ms. Furlong is a recent MA graduate of the University of West Florida. Please join us for an interesting talk.

 

 
January 8, 2008
 

Mobile Chamber Music presents the Alma and Anthony Fisher Memorial Concert
The Enso String Quartet with Joel Fan, piano, will be at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. to present the Alma and Anthony Fisher Memorial Concert. Tickets are $20 or $10 for students. A limited number of tickets will be available at Carpe Diem, 4072 Old Shell Road, and at the door; cash or check only, please. For more information:

www.ensoquartet.com
www.vantageartists.com/artists/music/joel.php
www.mobilechambermusic.org
music@mobilechambermusic.org
(251) 380-4690 [WHIL]
For ticket information call: (251) 476-8794

Mobile Chamber Music receives part of its operating funds from the Mobile Arts Council, the Southern Arts Federation, the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
 
     
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